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The Money Man

The Money Man

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Somaliland likes to pride itself on just how safe it is compared to the rest of Somalia. In comparison, they're right. Wayyyyy safer than the rest of Somalia! Just how safe? Well, safe enough that the money exchangers don't mind having stall after stall of cash sitting out. Kinda crazy, no?

The Somaliland shilling is, generally speaking, pretty worthless. I don't remember the exchange rate, but let's say I had collected up some change throughout my trip and then used like 4 or 5 bills to buy a bottle of water that cost less than a dollar.

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Photo taken @ Hargeysa on 5 January 2017 (© Baron Reznik / Flickr)

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